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california, austin, oregon, where sustainability is part of the real culture and the thread of the way people live. when you look at the spark and you look at what the performance of a car is, we haven't announced the final range because we're not done certifying it but it will be one of the largest range vehicles and torque is more than a ferrari. >> but the skeptic will look at this and say not that you're supposed to comment on the leaf from a competitor standpoint but you look at the leaf and others and people say is there a market for electric vehicles in the u.s.? >> i think we're doing about 3,000 volts here every month. and that's been growing here pretty steadily. i think if you look at the economy and what we've been through over the last few years and affordability of that, it's hard to know exactly what those markets really are going to be when we get equalization here from a growth standpoint in the economy. the bottom line is that we can save a lot of fuel consumption. we have a place like california and los angeles in an urban environment where spark makes a huge amount of sens
. >> i'm at the strategic growth conference in palm springs, california. a gathering of a couple thousand ceos and business leaders talking about challenges with the global economy and one of the topics of conversation is likely to be news we are just now getting out of washington. the obama administration signaling that it is expanding the multi-year crackdown on bribes paid by u.s. companies to foreign officials under the foreign corrupt practices act and the administration out with new guidelines, 120 pages. the act that's been in place since the carter administration is too vague and putting u.s. companies at a competitive disadvantage. so now the department of justice and the securities exchange commission out with 120 pages of guidelines talking about what is a bribe, who is a foreign official. we've put all of these guidelines on our website. cnbc.com. you can read more about it. this is again something that business leaders have been clamoring for but they want changes in the law. we'll see if the guidelines are enough to ease their concerns. back to you. >> thank you very much, s
quarter sales. let's go to jane at a best buy in california with a look at black friday traffic there. how is it shaping up? >> i cracked the code. don't come here at midnight. come here at 6:00 a.m. cindy, when did you first get here? >> midnight. >> what did you do? >> leave. >> why. >> because the lines were crazy. i saw your news truck and there was no way i was going to get in and get what i wanted. >> people were waiting two hours in line. sometimes more. how long did you wait in line? >> not at all. >> there's only 20 people. >> nothing. >> but what i wanted is gone. >> there you have it. thank you very much. if you look, it's not that busy right now. earlier it was crazy. estimated 1,000 people outside. and as best buy really struggles, management is trying to impress and inspire employees to make it worth it for customers to come in here especially those who have been camped out for days. >> we're excited to be here. this is our super bowl. >> this black friday will be a test of the renew blue strategy that best buy has. management is trying to remedy a reputation for poor custome
. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >>> israel is ready for a ground invasion but the country prefers a diplomatic solution. oil is moving higher this morning. joining us live from gaza now is ayman. >> good afternoon. the sun is setting and they have been for every night over the past six 9nights palestinians brace themselves for a violent night. it's during the coming hours that there's an intensification of israeli targets throughout the gaza strip. yesterday on sunday there was an incident that many describe here as a massacre. one that targeted the home of a senior member of hamas' military according to the israelis but inside that residential house were families. 12 p
. in higher third of unemployment. what else is dark? california is dark. these are safe democratic states. where is unemployment low? from north dakota down to oklahoma none of that is going for obama. only one place perhaps. virginia is a potential swing state and also wisconsin. maybe that low rate is a precondition for obama to potentially win it. let's look at the change. again, very similar. darker is less change. less improving unemployment. new york, not a good state for change of unemployment over the last year but probably safely in the obama camp. the one place you might want to look here, nevada, florida, north carolina and virginia. those are all potentially in play because they had some improvement in the unemployment rate and if that had not been there, they might have been for romney. i would like to give you a definitive answer. you have the level of unemployment and you have the change. that's what makes this a horse race, simon. >> it's fascinating to see that the way you slice and dice going into the election whether it's turnout or amazing. steve, thank you very much.
on the liberal war against transparency. >> we're out of time, but quickly, california on monday had an inaugural auction where they auctioned off carbon pollution rights. what are your thoughts on that? >> it's about revenue, not the climate, but will continue to fly the business out to more hospitable climates. >> thanks, christopher. all's i know, california, illinois are in trouble. energy makeses the economy go around. it makes little sense to me. carl, back to you. >> europe will have the close there and a look at the afternoon may go. back in a minute. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strengt
. one of the develop storingie ii looking at is chinese products to california to the rest of the country and there's a lot of ports being shot. >> national retail federation said that a lot of product for the holiday season is already in the stores. so maybe it won't be a huge impact and maybe that product can be routed to other ports to mexico and then trucked up. maybe it's a good thing for truckers and fedex and u.p.s.s of the world if the product isn't in the store already, retailers need to get it quickly, good for overnight shippers. >> they have all of the stuff in. that's a good point. ksu rang the bell the other day. they're instrumental in bringing goods from mexico. very interesting. >> look at those freight volume which is they report next. meantime, got to talk zynga taking a hit in the premarket. social gaming company changing its relationship with facebook. the new agreement essentially removes the special status that zynga enjoyed among game developers and also now allows facebook to develop its own games. it's been called an open marriage by "the new york
it is here and if you're watching us in california, the midwest, you probably don't get it. i think when you think about it, this may in fact if he goes ahead with this, be the biggest disaster of his entire 12 years. >> you're talking about draining the city of resources that could be used elsewhere. explain the soul train screen behind you at your desk. >> that was the passing of don cornielias, somebody helped me put that up there and it's still up there. >> a nice tribute to an amazing man. that means we're going to watch you dance in the future. let's get a quick flash from bertha coombs. >> conway, the truck leasing company says it's too early to tell, but pre sandy on monday and tuesday, their volumes were down significantly and that is going to have an impact. 9 to 10% compared to same days in october last year. they're not sure how much they might see a pick-up following sandy as we see things start to pick-up and extra supplies start to come in. a lot of companies trying to sort that out. >> yes, gm saying they're still trying to quantify how sandy may have affected the month. rick
. the opening bell is up in three minutes. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. >>> just saw opening bell for monday, november 5th here at the big board. a military veteran forum for human resources being held. the food bank for new york city so obviously
, welcome to "squawk on the street," tgif. i'm carl quintanilla, jim cramer, david faber is in california, jpmorgan, napa valley ceo summit. how many big stories do we have circulating? fiscal cliff concerns? you heard about jp penny concerns. right now, implied open, down 58 points. europe getting trouble, headlines out of greece, running low on cash again. ftse down 0.75. we'll bring in david from the west coast. we'll talk technology later on but that's not the only subject. what's coming up? >> reporter: a very cool napa valley. we are very close to silicon valley, so here at napa valley ceo technology summit we'll be joined throughout the day by a number of luminaries from the technology industry. i'll be talking to john donahoe, ceo of ebay. back to you. >> french laundry, that's the key tonight. french laundry. he's smiling like he's already been. meantime, a road map starts at cross section of wall street and washington. third weeks of losses as congressional office highlights difficulties if no fiscal cliff worked out. >> jcpenney shares on sale as it posts a much bigger loss and
, california, last night since the resignation of windows guru. when asked about it he said sinofsky made one of the most amazing contributions anyone's made to any company. when discussing sales. surface tablet, vollmer said many people are having their
traffic this far in the holiday season. we think they're very well positioned in places like california where we're starting to see some signs of a macro recovery. the other important thing, nordstrom doesn't have the exposure to the tourist consumer some of the other luxury players have. >> reporter: however, with the european debt crisis looming and that fiscal cliff still unresolved, the robin report's robin lewis thinks many luxury buyers may be holding back this holiday season. >> i think that will cause some cautious spending in the last holiday season, in the last quarter. and if the resolve is made to increase the tax rates of the rich, it will definitely hit the pocketbooks. >> reporter: and there's no doorbusters for luxury players. they're banking on their price premiums and their quality to drive sales. later today, carl, i'll sit down with burberry ceo. we'll talk about all things luxe. >>> straight ahead, why the secret to housing reform might be reforming the fha itself. >>> a little bit laeter, how to play the retailers ahead of this holiday season. "squawk on the street
as far west as fresno, california, will be sending in another 400 people later today. we would anticipate probably having upwards of 3,000 people on the ground within the next four to five days. >> you've been doing this for a while. you were with the company since '84. i can't imagine the number of disasters you have helped coordinate the recovery for. seeing anything like this in your time? the confluence of population density, power, the snow? i mean we're talking a very large part of the country. >> this is a very extraordinary situation. the density that we're facing and the enormity of this storm and the geographic area it's covered, new jersey, new york, upward through canada. our canadian offices are also mobilized and working on losses. this is something out of the worried. we are encouraged though that every hour of every day we are seeing small signs of progress. and as has been report you see great acts of heroism being performed by people each and every step of the way. we've seen not only belfor people providing great services, but acts of kindness out to knows who need it s
. we know from the court documents in the samsung case in california that apple made an offer for samsung to pay a royalty to settle all patent disputes. samsung didn't take it. the royalty offer was a high one. apple has been consistent in saying that it would be willing to settle under the appropriate conditions. >> tony, which is more important? hardware war or the platform war that you believe it is waging with google and amazon? >> i think the two are hard to separate because increasingly the platform drives sales of the hardware. when people are buying an iphone versus a samsung galaxy 3s, they are deciding i want to be on the ios platform or i want to be on the android platform. so i think the two are very, very linked. apple is pursuing litigation on the patent side because it believes that it can up end momentum from android and believes that its patents were violated and believes it should have compensation for it. >> if the setmelement the settl with samsung over the long-term in. >> samsung sold nearly 200 million smartphones over the last 12 months. they probably
. >> 250 over 5 years, 50 a year, california alone -- >> you're a jet setter. >> he is. >> no, no, no, no. not at all. >> just joking. >> one day maybe we can all aspire. >> we can share. >> how's that? >> never a private jet. >> there you go. if i can share, you're welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you, david, in advance. turning to the downside, let's head it down to the nation's capital. >> i want to ride on david's jet. that's all i care about, guys. see you later. as congressional leaders and the president convene to discuss solving the fiscal cliff, we're at the white house to bring you the news first. both sides far apart. will they rise above partis partisansh partisanship? >> committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> and that's why we say to this president, we want to work with you on solutions. >> this is an opportunity time for us and for the american people. to demonstrate to all americans that we are here to get the job done. >> so many challenges that are ahead of us, the american people need to see us act courageou
out how retail opens when the opening bell rings in just a few moments. for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that
but very refined car as well. >> you introduce it here in l.a. a, southern california. a huge market. people are going to say how much does it cost? $130,000 for this vehicle? >> starting at $83,500. this one is $130,000, yes. i have to say people will clamor for the car. >> this brings up the question. the average land rover customer, household income of $515,000, $130,000 vehicle. this brings up the question with all the talk about potentially raising taxes on the wealthy here in the united states, would that hurt your business? would you sell fewer range rovers if the tax rate went up for those making more than $250,000? >> i think at the moment we see no sign of that quite frankly. a deal has to be done. our customers buy smartly, and when they look at vehicles like this, which is new on the block, they're going to go for this particular car. they might compromise on other things and not on new range rovers. we're confident we can sell more than all the cars in the u.s. without a shadow of a doubt. >> real quick. christmastime is the time of year when luxury seams go through the
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